Recall of Heartsine Pad-Pak/Pedi-Pak Electrode Pack

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Heartsine Technologies Ltd.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: Amtech Medical Ltd, 281 Heads Road, Wanganui 4501
  • Reason
    During testing at heartsine technologies ltd, an issue has been detected with the seal on the foil pouch which contains the electrodes within the pad-pak and pedi-pak. on a small number, the final seal on the defibrillation electrode pouch was found to be difficult to open. the investigation identified that the supplier of the electrodes to heartsine technologies ltd had made a change to the manufacturing process which meant that an excessive amount of hot melt glue was applied to the final seal of the pouches.
  • Action
    Product to be returned to supplier



  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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